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I bought a couple of cheap lights ($3) to try and put to use the 18650 lithium cells I've been harvesting from laptop batteries. One died, and the other started flickering/acting stupid after two nights out each. I should have known better. Better to spend $50 on one good light than to spend $5 to $10 apiece replacing cheapos on a monthly basis.
Back in the day, I would buy generic consumer lights (Ray-O-Vac, Eveready, Duracell, Coleman, etc. Even LED Maglites for $15 each).
None of them ever lived for 3 months. My 2AA alkaline-powered Olight I25 is still working fine after about 5 years and ~50 drops onto blacktop. I just bought this Thrunite TN12 to put my 18650 laptop cells to use:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/29069
I grabbed the 2016 model, updated from the 2014 version in the review. I'm impressed after a couple of nights out. The 18 lumen LOW mode is plenty bright enough to light up a bin without flushing the birds out of the trees across the parking lot. 1100 lumen max is brighter than a car high beam, I don't expect to ever need anything that bright.
I selected the "Neutral White" tint, which is  real white (rather than blue or yellow). Very easy to see and grade dumpster food by. The "necrosis blue" 12K tint of cheap lights makes it impossible to discern rotten meat or see mold on baked goods. I haven't dropped or sent this one flying yet - hopefully it keeps on firing.

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The Dung Heap / Where's The Beef?
« on: February 24, 2017, 05:06:50 AM »

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Trash Talk / Nice Ambience In This Dumpster House....
« on: February 17, 2017, 01:59:22 PM »
...makes me want to get one myself:  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZnNKaWS-vw

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The Dung Heap / 2200 Pesos
« on: February 14, 2017, 04:29:48 PM »
This has happened a couple of times before, and then corrected itself. For close to a year now, Google thinks I'm in Mexico. Blogger, Youtube, and all things Google change to .mx sites.  They keep changing the language to Spanish, fortunately I've figured out how to switch it back. A $79 Roku is 2200 pesos:

I have a Pinterest download app that is supposed to cost 99 cents a month. Google is billing me for that in pesos as well, it ends up being 69 cents on my credit card. Makes me wonder what would happen if I bought a $100 item from a Google marketplace....would they bill me in pesos and have it costing me $70?

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The Dung Heap / No Kickstand Required
« on: February 10, 2017, 05:26:55 AM »
They usually won't stand up by themselves....but this one doesn't want to lay down. :o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ5hV-ESBd0

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Jokes and Funny Stories / Grab 'Em
« on: February 02, 2017, 09:25:35 AM »

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DIY/Fix-It Up/Repair / Uncensoring Reddit
« on: January 21, 2017, 09:07:16 AM »
Was getting tired of interesting comments disappearing there. Nazi mods on a power trip.
Two ways to fix...
Put "un" in front of reddit link:  www.unreddit.com....
Change the r to a "c" :  www.ceddit.com.....

I had little luck getting the first to cough up some posts, but the second one showed them all.
Their security certificate expired 4 days ago, I just stored an "allow anyway" exception in Firefox.  Not a security issue as I'm not entering personal info.

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The Dung Heap / Drive The Rainbow
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:25:59 AM »
https://www.cnet.com/news/skittles-road-spill-cows-wisconsin/
Cranky, hungry cows in the road tonight?

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